Lagos state ministry of wealth creation and employment flagged off her sensitisation programme for unemployed youths in the 57 LGs/LCDA’s in Lagos on 21st of October 2021.
Themed “Be Your Own Boss” On 21st Century Community Talent Hunt with Digital Entrepreneurship Skills Training/Mentorship For Unemployed Youths, the event played host to the honorable commissioner for wealth creation and employment, Hon Yetunde Arobieke, local council bosses (including Hon Wasiu Adesina, Bldr Sesan Daini, Hon Sulaiman Olanrewaju, Prince Wasiu Agoro and Mrs Motunrayo Gbadegbo-Alogba) in Ikorodu division and youths across the region at Ikorodu local government secretariat.
The ‘IT’ Enabled Entrepreneurship Training is targeted at every talent, innate gift and passion one has, and driven by digital technology to enhance their competitive environment in the global space and make youths relevant no matter the type of business he/ she does.
With participants requested to submit their; Full Name, Mobile Number, Address, Email Address, Area of Natural talent /Passion and LG/LCDA etc thereafter, officials of Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment plus Digital Age Consultants Ltd will process the information as the team moves to another Local Government for the sensitisation programme.
Training is expected to commence after the sensitisation programme and would be completed within 5 weeks to be carried out on IBILE Divisions (Ikeja, Badagry, IKorodu, Lagos Island and Epe).
In her remarks Hon Yetunde Arobieke states “It is another time for youths to connect, showcase their uniqueness and talent as I am availed the pleasure to welcome you to the sensitisation programme themed “Be Your Own Boss” on 21st Century Community Talent Hunt in conjunction with Digital Entrepreneurship Skills Training/Mentorship for Unemployed Youths in the 57 LGs/LCDAs in Lagos State”
“Am enthralled by the continuous and un-relentless resolve of our most gracious Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu to drive and ensure our Youths readiness for the future workplace as well as ensure they are not left out in the scheme of things. Our Governor is ever poised in the quest that our youth’s involvement in governance will not only pave way for several opportunities but undoubtedly contribute to the socio-economic development of the State”
“An integral part of this is the evolution of laudable innovations like talent hunt, aimed at empowering the residents through these various initiatives that are conceived, coordinated and implemented by MDA’s such
as the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment among others. We must put in concerted efforts in ensuring that our roles encourages collaboration among LGs/LCDAs, Governments, businesses and foundations, non-governmental organisations, academia and Parliamentarians”
“Our team of course developers, resource persons and experienced experts with national exposures, knowledge and skills will conduct the training. They will use practical solutions to illustrate their teachings, lectures, interactive discussions, role-play, film show, case studies, demonstrations, group discussion/exercises, PowerPoint and graphic illustrations. Also, Audio-visual aids will be used to reinforce the learning methods”
“The measures to qualify for participation includes; Participants must possess a strong ambition and passion for a particular business/career, Participants Must be between 18 and 35 years, Participants must have an Ordinary National Diploma OND, Participants and Participants must have registered with LASRRA”
“Let me assure all intending participants that all hands are on deck to ensure the success of this laudable initiative, we are ensuring our unemployed Youth are engaged to become a positive reference point across the globe. Achieving this feat remains a collective responsibility” Hon Yetunde Arobieke added
“What Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is delivering means that he has the growth of our youth in mind. This also reveals that our commissioner for youth and social development is also thinking in line with our governor because this program is a life improvement agenda. The state is forthwith ready to discover talents and support them subsequently” Hon Wasiu Adesina (Executive Chairman Ikorodu Local Government)
Contributing to the sensitisation program, Igbogbo Baiyeku council boss asserted “The talent in our youths transcends entertainment which makes a program like this vital. Establishing youngsters from the grassroots is clearly what this initiative is about. Gaining from this means every youth must endeavour to create more wealth out of this opportunity”
“This program is another affirmation that the Sanwo-Olu administration is ‘Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy’ a leading part of its T.H.E.M.E.S (acronyms for Traffic Management and Transportation, Health and Environment, Education and Technology, Making Lagos a 21ST Century Economy, Entertainment and Tourism and Governance and Security) Developmental Agenda” Bldr Sesan Daini (Executive Chairman, Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA)
“The Ministry is targeting 20 unemployed youths in each of the 57 Local Governments and LCDA’s whose natural talents, innate gifts and passion would be discovered first. After hunting the talent, it would give them IT-enabled entrepreneurship training and mentorship so that they can start their businesses as the Chief Executive Officers.
It is expected that 20 unemployed youths together with the Wealth Ambassadors from each of the Local Governments and LCDA’s assemble at the Local Government for the sensitisation Programme” Mr Olujimi Olaolu (Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of wealth creation and employment)
Official youth employability engagement wealth ambassadors were called out by the honourable commissioner and presented to all participants. According to Hon Arobieke, Ambassadors will be responsible for coordinating every youth across the local community development area as a mid pointer between the government and the youths on the empowerment program for purposes of dissemination of information.